Policy Forum for Wales

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Next steps for social care in Wales

Morning, Wednesday, 9th November 2022

This seminar will examine the key priorities for the development of social care in Wales.

It will be an opportunity to discuss approaches for improving the sector in light of plans to establish a National Care Service for Wales.

Delegates will look at the likely shape and remit of the service, priorities for patient experience, improvement of standards of care, and support for the workforce and staff wellbeing, as well as the next steps for the development of a more joined-up and resilient system.

Areas for discussion include:

  • development of social care services in Wales
    • addressing funding allocation
    • improving patient experience and safety
    • tackling the challenges posed by an ageing population
    • listening to those with lived experience to inform policy design
  • integration
    • developing a more joined-up approach to care
    • the role of social care in integrated care services
  • support for the social care workforce
    • addressing wellbeing and staff burnout
    • pay and support for unpaid carers
    • next steps for recruitment and retention initiatives
  • the potential of digital health methods
    • priorities for implementing digital methods across social care
    • utilising data-led approaches
    • opportunities for social care to lead innovation in the use of technology in the healthcare sector

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions from Sue Evans, Chief Executive, Social Care Wales; and Gillian Baranski, Chief Inspector, Care Inspectorate Wales.

Keynote Speaker

Gillian Baranski

Chief Inspector, Care Inspectorate Wales

Keynote Speakers

Sue Evans

Chief Executive, Social Care Wales

Gillian Baranski

Chief Inspector, Care Inspectorate Wales


Mark Turner

Lead for Social Care, UNISON Wales

Victoria Lloyd

Chief Executive, Age Cymru

Helen Davies

Director, Sunflower Lounge

Jonathan Griffiths

Director, Social Services and Leisure, Pembrokeshire County Council

Dr Simon Williams

Lecturer in Psychology, College of Human and Health Sciences, University of Swansea